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(of a classical building) lacking columns or pilasters.
- ‘The architecture was described by the architect as ‘an astylar composition on severely Classic lines, but with free Renaissance treatment in detail’.’
- ‘The facade has one unbroken surface - an early example of the astylar treatment.’
- ‘She then describes the battle of the styles between Baroque, Palladian, and astylar designs for the great voluntary hospitals in Britain.’
- ‘The pre-war German ideals of astylar glass boxes that revealed their structural frame (as well as the interiors) were the basis for the International style.’
- ‘These buildings are known as astylar, that is without columns.’
Mid 19th century: from a- without + Greek stulos column + -ar.
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